I got her some cranberry juice and she just kept drinkin’ and peein’ all day long. She had ZERO accidents for the first 3 days. She had one small accident on the 3rd day when I was trying to get ready and Brady was home for a few minutes so she just got busy and forgot, but as soon as she started peeing, she ran right to her potty. I think that’s more my fault than hers, but she is such a champ! We’re now on day 4 of potty training and it’s going off without a hitch!
(I’m aware I’m risking jinxing myself here, but I think she’s got it!)
We even had a small outing last night and she made it through with dry pants! :)
I had no idea how exciting this would be! I am so thrilled for my big girl.
A few funny notes:
Everytime she goes she dramatically says “WHAT. A. BIG. GIRL!!!!” about herself. She likes flushing the toilet and then races to get a sticker.
She groups all her stickers together. (ie, she’ll choose the stars everytime until they’re gone, and places them in the chart all together. Same for soccer balls, etc.)
Everytime I go to the bathroom she comes in and says “YAY, MOMMY! I’m so proud for you!”
She calls the potty the “big boy”… “I go potty on the big boy like a big girl!” (no idea where she got this)
The first time she went we were talking about all the big girls who pee in the potty, her cousins kelsee, maycee, maizee, jerzie… she then asked if “Uncle Flint” goes on the big girl potty which I said yes to, and for some reason that one stuck the most. Through the next day she’d say “I pee like a big girl like Uncle Flint!” (Sorry, Clint! lol)
Everyone I talk to on the phone she wants to tell she pee-pees like a big girl, then she wants to show them through the phone… We’ll work on the privacy thing next ;)
Every night before we take her to bed she wants to go over the day and review how she goes on the potty. (This has become my favorite part of the night)
I cannot say it enough, I am SO happy for my big Harlo girl! WaaHoooo, sister!!
Harlo has been so, so sweet the last couple weeks.
I always tease that my girls will plan and switch places with eachother. When Stella’s nice, Harlo’s sassy, when Harlo’s nice, Stella’s sassy!
She’s definitely been picked on by her baby sister lately, but handles it very maturely.
I hear (in a high, motherly tone) “no, no, Stella. You can’t pull my hair,” all through the day.
She has fallen in love with the movie Rio, which I am loving as well.
She loves all the songs in it and is quickly learning all the words, and insists I sing them with her as well. (on the phone or not…)
She keeps talking about Stella’s birthday and letting the balloons off in the sky.
She doesn’t hate the camera anymore which is GREAT.
Every time I tell her to smile she gives me the same face (see last picture from above) it is the best face in the entire world. I don’t even know quite how she does it, but it’s the same every single time. ha.
She will always walk her cup to the sink when she’s done with it. She’ll do this with other cups around the house as well. I don’t know really where she picked up on this, but if we could just teach her dad the same thing. ;) (kidding, B!)
She always wants to go to Papa’s house (my dad) he has a totally child un-friendly house but there’s these little glass statues downstairs in the window seal and she’s obsessed with them. They keep her entertained the whole time we’re there.
Stella and I went to Sacramento a couple weeks ago to visit Haley and when we came back.. the cutest thing ever.
We flew there and missed Harlo and Brady like crazy. When they picked us up from the airport, my big girl’s face when she saw her sister… I still tear up thinking of it.
Brady grabbed Stella right away and Harlo just grabbed her blanky that was hanging and scooped it in her arms and just held it to her face and just breathed it in. Just taking in that sweet smell of her sister she’d missed so much. Absolutely melted me.
She couldn’t stop looking at Stella and giggling the whole way home. (Stella was just as excited!) It seriously made the entire trip so worth it.
She’ll randomly say “I wanna hold you” or “I wanna rockabye” during the day.
I try to indulge this request every time, I know my days are limited of rocking her in my arms.
She always answers her own questions or comments, like “I wanna go to the slide… it’s too hot, it burns your bummy, huh.”
She also adds “for a minute” onto things.
The other day I came into the living room from changing my clothes and the ENTIRE FLOOR of the kitchen was covered in dog food. Stella is obsessed with the dog bowls, and on this particular day, Harlo had shown her how to throw each pebble one by one across the floor. They both had a little time out (mostly to keep them out of the kitchen while I cleaned it) and for the rest of the day Harlo said to Stella, “Stella, never, never, NEVER EVER touch that dog food for a minute!”
Everything she doesn’t want is “I don’t want to”. If I say it’s time to get jammies on, “I don’t want to” if I say “hey, that’s a little too rough with your sister,” it’s, “I don’t want to”. Really it’s more of “I don’t want you to tell me I can’t do something” rather than the actual task you’re talking about.
She’s back to napping okay again. Some days they’re shorter than others but I don’t mind that.
Most days Brady and I get in to bed and giggle ourselves into hysterics about the funny things she says and does all day.
Even with the bad days, I honestly love this age! It’s just so fun.